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women's boxing decision

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ringer, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    Was it the right decision to add women's boxing to the 2012 Olympics? What do you think?

    Three weight classes. (Approx 105-112 lbs, 123- 132 lbs, 151- 165 lbs)
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Boxing was the only Olympic sport without women's competition. Whether it was right or not, the IOC wants both genders participating in all of its sports.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sure. I don't think baseball/softball should have been dropped, though.

    Golf and tennis are two sports that don't need to be in the Olympics.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Rugby sevens is a good addition.
  5. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    A few years back, I worked a part-time job in the West End of London, one that usually saw me getting out around eleven on weekend nights. If the rules of boxing are relaxed to allow hair-pulling and eye-gouging (along with getting smashed out of your head on cheap booze beforehand), I'd say that the UK is a shoo-in for the gold.
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